Letter to the editor: City council candidate Janelle Cass committed to serving everyone


It is starting to look like we will have an exciting city council race to look forward to this year. Position 2 has some great folks running for it.

Janelle Cass is the perfect candidate to represent Edmonds because she cares about everyone. She holds a degree in civil and bio-environmental engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and worked 12 years for the Federal Aviation Administration, performing environmental impact analysis and community outreach for aviation construction and air space projects. This alone should peak the interest of our citizens as we live so close to Paine Field. And now as a business owner focused on health and wellness, she serves everyone, all the time. Further, as a business owner she appreciates the many financial challenges and decisions business owners have to make, and have had to make in this COVID 19 environment. She will use her financial expertise to promote sound financial decisions for our city.

Janelle understands that a city councilmember should always put the focus on what the city needs first. She is a critical thinker, approaches issues collaboratively and has worked with broad and diverse groups to come up with solutions based on sound judgment and scientific data. Her agenda is not driven by partisan motives, career interests, resume padding, or personal issues that don’t apply to other residents or the collective well-being of Edmonds.  Her sole focus in running is to serve her neighbors when elected; to make sure the Edmonds we know and love stays that way.

Theresa Campa Hutchison

  1. It is refreshing and hopeful to know that Ms. Cass will be running for Edmonds City Council this year. A Candidate with her experience dealing with issues of large organizations – like the military and FAA, as well as a small business owner’s perspective, who isn’t motivated by lifelong political self interests and/or blinded by those of special interest groups is a welcome change. Additionally, I find people active in the wellness industry are generally more grounded in reality, logic and hold a genuine concern for individuals. I sincerely hope more citizens like Ms. Cass desire to serve our community this way in the immediate years ahead.

    Edmonds will be fortunate to have Janelle on city council.
    Her education, military training, professional expertise AND business ownership know-how will contribute much needed wisdom and balance to Edmonds governance.
    I am thankful she is committed to serving the City of Edmonds and its citizens.
    I am also gratified that she will not use the position as a platform for her personal agenda.
    Thank you Janelle.

  3. This candidate possesses the critical skill set, education , and business acumin needed on the council and has a history of service to the community.

  4. Janelle sounds like she would be excellent on the Council. It is too bad there is a three way split among Luke, Will and Janelle.

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